very slow performance of glxgears (68 fps)
mhopf at suse.de
Wed Feb 18 06:18:13 PST 2009
On Feb 06, 09 01:56:19 +0000, John Tapsell wrote:
> >> > glxgears is not a benchmark.
> > At openSUSE we print out a warning now (well, this change went into
> > *after* 11.1, unfortunately), that this is not a benchmark. We got really
> > tired of these statements.
> Except that it _is_ a benchmark. Or rather waas before the change.
No, it never was.
> If for example, without vsync, a user gets just 100fps on their new
> nvidia card, then that is clearly showing that something is wrong.
So it is a validation tool, but not a benchmark.
A benchmark - by definition - gives you performance figures that can be
compared with other systems, which gives you a reasonable notion of
which of the systems is better.
Which exactly is not the case with glxgears.
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